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Paving the Way: Exploring the Top 3 Reasons Why Asphalt Driveway Repair is Better Than Concrete Driveway Repair

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 13, 2016. Posted in Asphalt driveway, Asphalt repair mn, Driveway contractor, Driveway repair, Driveways

Nasphalt driveway repairow that the winter is finally over — well, kind of — it’s a good time to tackle all those ambitious projects that you started but couldn’t quite finish during the fall and winter. And if you’re like most homeowners, driveway repairs are most likely to be at the top of that list! Whether it’s concrete driveway repair or asphalt driveway repair is irrelevant: the most important that is that you get it done!

You may not think that you’re driveway is that important, but it definitely serves a much more important purpose than a place to park your vehicle. A driveway has the ability to add or subtract value to your property. It has the great potential to increase your property’s curb appeal or it can become a sore spot the entire neighborhood is tire of, with damaged and sunken driveways being the worst. The best way to ensure your property maintains its curb appeal is to keep up with its maintenance, and that includes the asphalt driveway repair! Remember, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Rather, it’s green where you water it.

But the great debate over which ground cover is better for a driveway and adds more curb appeal and functionality has been brewing for some time now, with supporters of both asphalt and concrete driveways each claiming their driveway is much better than the other. So who’s right? After all, both concrete and asphalt driveway repair are needed for maintenance and to increase curb appeal. But even with the strong smell of asphalt driveway repair and repaving, asphalt is one kind of ground cover that has several advantages over concrete.

Still not convinced? Here are just a few reasons why asphalt driver repair, maintenance, and the overall look and feel of it may be a better choice than concrete.

It’s less expensive
Ask any homeowner if they’re interested in finding ways to save money and the answer will be a big, fat, resounding yes! It’s really a no brainer. So the best thing to do is to choose asphalt over concrete when it comes to your driveway. Regardless of how much better you may or may not think it looks, as well as all the other benefits you’ll read about it soon, installing an asphalt driveway can cost up to 30% to 40% less than concrete!

Hard knock life
Between constant exposure to the elements, the weight of heavy cars, plus a ton of foot traffic, it’s no secret that driveways take a serious beating — but asphalt is equipped to handle it and handle it well. Asphalt pavement is a carefully engineered mixture made out of an aggregate such as stone and sand which is then mixed with liquid asphalt cement, which is a petroleum product. The aggregate is heated and mixed according to exact proportions with the liquid asphalt at about 300°F. This makes it extremely durable and long lasting in comparison to concrete, which is prone to cracks, breaks, and surface flaking.

Easier to maintain
Like all things, asphalt will eventually start to show some signs of wear and tear, even though it may take a long time. In the event that you do need to do some asphalt driveway repair and maintenance due to lineal cracking, these repairs are fairly inexpensive. Almost all home improvement retailers carry the crack sealant products needed for do it yourself (DIY) driveway repair. The best part about is that no previous pavement experience or expertise is needed to carry out these simple repairs! Keeping up with the general maintenance of your driveway is an important part of extending its lifespan. With regular and proper maintenance, an asphalt driveway can last upwards of 20 years or more. Because it can’t be heated, concrete driveways are more difficult to repair and have shorter lifespans.

It can take and hold the heat
Unlike concrete, asphalt can not only take a lot of heat but it can also hold a lot of heat due to its dark color. This melts snow much faster in the winter!

3 Things You Need to Know About Exhibit Design

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 12, 2016. Posted in Booth design company, Trade show booths, Trade show exhibit design

Exhibition design portfolio

Las Vegas, Chicago and Orlando are the three major cities that are home to about 50% of the largest 200 trade shows in the United States. In 2014, a study by B2B Magazine showed that events are cited as the second largest area of growth in media spending just behind digital. On average, a company allocates 31.6% of its total marketing budget to events and exhibiting. With all the money being spent on these events, you can imagine every little detail must be taken into account.

In exhibit design, this is true down to the square footage. For example, for every 100 square feet of exhibit space there are 2.2 trade show visitors on average in the U.S.

Finding the Most Fabulous Fit for Your Flourishing Company

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 12, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

executive search consultantStarting a business can be an intimidating feat on many fronts. But for those who are able to get things up and running, the hard work and potential obstacles or pitfalls don’t end there. Having the right people on staff at any company or business is crucial to keep things running smoothly, and working toward a profit and an overall successful business. Unfortunately, at times there are plenty of factors stacked against employers who are trying to find the best candidates for the perfect fit in each position. But by hiring an executive search consultant, some of that guess work and potential for a high employee turnover rate could be diminished.

What can an executive search consultant or firm do for you? 
In one poll, over half of responding organizations, about 57% of them, reported that they considered employee retention to be a significant problem. And it has been estimated that within 45 days of getting hired at a job, 22% of newly hired employees end up leaving the job, for a variety of reasons ranging from poor work performance to issues with attitude and temperament. And this process of hiring and losing employees does not come cheaply. The cost to a business or company of employee turnover can turn out to be anywhere from 30% to a staggering 150% of the employee’s intended salary. There are many services out there to help diminish these losses and eliminate altogether those types of rapid and costly turnovers. Talent acquisition management companies and restructuring consulting firms can help to build companies up by finding the right people to work in the business. But an executive search consultant takes that a step further by finding the right fit for higher positions in the company.

Working out the kinks, one position at a time 
By finding the right people for senior, advanced, or other specialized levels and positions in the company, search consultants can help to strengthen your business from the foundation. With these positions solidly filled with reliable and capable individuals, there are more trustworthy people involved who can work together to help seek out and place the right candidates into other open positions as well. Executive search firms do often do the leg work for companies that are too busy with all of the other responsibilities and tasks of getting a business off of the ground. These firms can find people currently doing the type of work that needs to be done at the hiring business, and if those individuals are impressive at the work that they do, they could find themselves being headhunted by the search agencies and the companies which are hiring. Spending the money on a search consultant or firm can ultimately save the business valuable time and excess amounts of money.

Getting a new business started smoothly is something that is incredibly difficult to do. While certainly not impossible, there are several factors at work that trying obstacles, and to successfully navigate these difficulties, it requires a great amount of persistence and hard work. Delegating a bit of that hard work out to a search consulting firm could end up saving your company in the long run.

How to Set Up A Great Campsite RV Style

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 11, 2016. Posted in Outrigger pads, Rv jack pad, Steel crane mat

Steel crane pad

RV camping is becoming more and more popular — in the 2014 American Camping Report, 16% of campers stayed in RV, and 8.8 million households own one. The revenue of RV parks and campgrounds was five billion dollars in 2013. One thing is for sure: RV campers bring camping to the next level. Not only is there maximum comfort, but the additional storage space and amenities mean that you can extend your trip for much longer. Having a full kitchen to cook with means that your eating habits don’t need to change much. But, there are several important factors that must be kept in mind when camping.

Firstly, the right spot for setting up your RV must be selected. Doing research beforehand and finding RV friendly campsites with hook ups will maximize the potential of your recreational vehicle. Also, you’ll need a s

Three Ways You Can Do Something “Green” With Packaging from Pharmaceutical Containers Suppliers

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 10, 2016. Posted in Medical device injection molding, Pharmaceutical storage containers, Plastic injection molding process

Medical device plastic injection molding

Paper or plastic? That’s a common question that people are asked the grocery store but you can take it one step further and apply it to your entire life. Everyone has heard how important it is to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but how many people — including yourself — actually believe it? Furthermore, how many people actually practice it? Why do so many people choose plastic over paper? How long can this continue before the pollution and litter that plastic creates and its negative effects is more widely known and understood?

Although plastic is versatile material that plays such an important role in modern life, it’s very much a double edged sword. Continue Reading | No Comments

Things you can do to Stem Employee Turnover in your Organization

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 7, 2016. Posted in Outplacement consulting, Outplacement consulting firm, Outplacement services plano

Human resources executive recruiters

It used to be that people would get hired right out of college (or high school) at a firm and then stay with that firm for the rest of their lives, moving up the ladder and acquiring houses, cars, children, etc. in the process.

Now, the landscape has changed drastically, and employee retention is a problem for the majority of organizations across all firms. Businesses, public organizations, and nonprofits everywhere are scrambling for talent acquisition firms and outplacement services to try to induce Millennials to stay for more than 45 days. Employers everywhere are leaking money trying desperately to compensate for the loss if institutional memory, communication

3 Things to Keep in Mind While You Look of Commercial Cleaning Contractors

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 7, 2016. Posted in Cleaning services delaware, Cleaning services wilmington de, Commercial cleaning services in delaware

Construction cleaning services de

Did you know that the average desk surface is home to about 10 million bacteria? The truth is, your office might be a lot dirtier than you thought it was. Just because you don?t work in an environment where germs are obviously going to be — such as in a dentist?s office, or a doctor?s waiting room — doesn?t mean there aren?t a ton of contaminants arising from daily use. Just the simple act of an employee eating lunch at their desk can ultimately lead to thousands of bacterium growing there.

If you are in charge of an office, you?re going to want to make sure things stay clean. Why? Every year, millions of employees have to call in sick due to illness. Influenza alone causes about 200 million missed days of work every year — and the flu virus can survive on hard surfaces for up to two

Is Your Business Declining? Your Signage Could Be The Reason

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 6, 2016. Posted in Marquee signs for schools, Signs for churches

Signs for churches

If you run a small business, then you know the importance of visibility. If customers can’t find your business, then you might as well close up shop. In today’s advertising and marketing worlds, the trend has been heading towards web and mobile advertising for years, but those media don’t always have the same impact when it comes to attracting customers to brick-and-mortar storefronts. If you’re looking for increased foot traffic in your storefront, the answer is simple: full color LED signs.

What Are LED Signs?

LED signs and other electronic signs for business use light emitting diodes (LEDs), a special kind of lightbulb that uses far less energy and

Storage For Your Business — What it Could Look Like and Whether or Not You Need It

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 6, 2016. Posted in New shipping containers for sale, New storage containers for sale, Portable concession stands

Steel cargo container

Shipping makes the world go ’round. No, seriously. Without the shipping industry, we’d be right back in the Middle Ages where a new stock of grain, nice clothes, or a fresh horse would mean a perilous, two-month-long journey across land and sea. Right now, there are 20 million containers wending their way across the world. China is a shipping mogul, The US is close behind, and the the market is only projected to grow in the coming years.
Now, we’re betting that when you think about an office container for sale, you think of those giant steel shipping containers that get loaded and unloaded onto boats. You

6 Types of Driveways to Get Away From Gravel

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 5, 2016. Posted in Asphalt driveway, Asphalt repair mn, Driveways

Concrete driveways

While driveways don’t seem to be a big deal, they are actually more important than we give them credit for. They really can make or break a house. If you are looking for a new home, you’ll notice that the driveways really can complete the look of a house. It’s one of the first things that your subconscious mind will take note of as you pull up. Sunken driveways and driveways full of cracks and potholes will not give a good impression to the home. There are many different types to choose from, from asphalt driveways to concrete to brick. Let’s look at a few and see which one might suit you best.

  1. Tar and Chip Driveway
    This type of driveway has really good traction being that the surface is made up of a bunch of tiny stones. Because of this, the driveways tends to have a rough sur